Best States in the U.S.A.


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There should be no debate about this Florida is hot and humid. In southern California the temperature can be in the mid 60's all year round. In northern California it provides some of the best and most scenic national parks in the world including yosemite, sequoia, and Kings Canyon. When people think of California they think of the beach and big cities but they don't seem to remember the variety of places to visit that this wonderful state has.

The guy below me that said it is in the mid 60's all year round: you're an idiot and you clearly don't live in California if you believe that laugh out loud I lived their for 18 years. Hated every minute. Crowded, expensive, rude people. This and New York are 2 of the worst states to live in. Only plus side of California: Orange County, the beach, anywhere except LA, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Basically anywhere but the big cities.

California hands down. It has the most to offer for places to visit. It has the most breathtaking scenery in all the country. Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Ocean, and Yosemite to mention a few. It has the best weather. It also has many outstanding wineries throughout the state which are located in beautiful surroundings. It's great to live in a place where you can travel close by and have so much to offer!

The best of everything!

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2New York

Florida is the center of art, talent, development and presidential leadership. Yes it has many rules, road signs and tolls but that is there to contribute to the organization a of this state. There is untouchable law and order and crimes are dealt with immediately. It's towns, neighborhoods and cities are kept safe and people are not worried. At least, I'M not worried. It might like in tourism when you compare it to other states but that is ONE FLAW. There are literally thousands of shops, entertainment venues and fast food restaurants to keep people happy. New York, YOU'RE A WINNER! - davakoh

The lake effect snow is awesome! (Especially Tug Hill) Florida completely sucks in all ways and only the mountains of California are good.

I've been to the adirondacks in the upstate region and the landscape there is epic, ancient looking forests of pine, beech, and hemlock, towering granite cliffs, and nice clean lakes, but I never got the chance to see the city though

New York has the Statue of Liberty and it has the biggest city in the us. Most events happen there.

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Florida is my favorite state BY FAR! It has gorgeous beaches, amazing cities, and Disney World, which is my favorite amusement park :) I LOVE FLORIDA! I know the drivers are terrible, but all of the other amazing experiences it has to offer make up for that one downside! Florida is amazing <3

I Live in florida and let me tell it pretty awesome especially because has nice weather all the time and its the state that doesn't also its known for its great beaches/ Florida is where all NASA Shuttles take off Including Apollo 13 And florida is amazing Orlando, Miami, clearwater, and Tampa.

I know I'm probably going to get shot for putting this above California, but let's face it, Florida is the best of all. It has beautiful beaches, TONS of amazing amusement parks, great cities (MIAMI), and tons of other attractions that make this the best state in America! - christopher94

What makes this state beautiful is the ocean.

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Texas is the great state you can say every bad thing you want about Texas but every one loves the lone star state and you can't deny that

Even though it is hot it is still a nice place to live. Austin Dallas and everything else!

Two Six Flags parks, good beaches, Dallas, and Austin make this state AWESOME

Some landscapes in Texas can be pretty but it's usually too hot :/

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Cold winters and summers that are not that hot. I love winter, so our cold and deep snow and below zero is beautiful.
I live in Bloomington, it's nice and quiet and safe and we have the Mall of America. The Twin Cities are not dangerous, they are safe and so much fun. We have the best changing leaves in the fall, with gigantic leaf piles.
I have three daughters (eleven, nine, and three), and a dog. I consider this the best place to raise kids.
MOA (as us Minnesotans call it) has an American Girl Store (we love AG), an INDOOR amusement park (our favorites are the log chute and the Backyardigans Swing), a movie theater, an aquarium, and more.
There's Irvine Park in St. Paul, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis.
Minnesota is the best state ever and there is always something to do. Bloomington is a suburb of Twin Cities, so we are part of the Twin Cities, not outstate!

State of Hockey. State of the Accent. Only State with a town that has two official Languages, New Ulm, MN (English, German)


This place is GORGEOUS! I love it! Every corner of Hawaii is beautiful and amazing!

Hawaii is the best place for vacation. It is a clean island with a lot of excitement.

Maui, I am going there this summer of 2013.

It's small though To live in what if I want to go to other states?

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Colorado is the best state ever! We have mountains, awesome ski resorts, and red rocks ampitheater, known as the best place in america to see a concert! You will die an unhappy person if you don't go to Colorado!

In southern cities like Colorado Springs Or Pueblo, it is sunny and beautiful like New Mexico.


The Keystone State has been home to the Nation's capitol (Philadelphia 6xs, Lancaster, & York), the Birthplace of the nation, the first true religious freedom state, First place of protest against slavery in the U.S. A, some of the biggest manufactures reside in the state (US Steel, Heinz, Hershey), Home to many of the countries first and/or oldest (Bank, Fire department, University, Art Museum, Zoo, Library system, Medical School, and literally almost every else. ) The geographical makeup of the state is also very diverse, as well as the people and animals which inhabit the state. Pennsylvania is indeed a VERY underrated state.

Pennsylvania is by far the most underrated state. It has preserved its culture and beauty. Sometimes I think you haven't lived in America until you've toured the Amish and historic areas of the state. Plus, you can't forget that Philadelphia is here, history and all. And what would we do without Hershey's?

This warms my heart to see my home here

It is a land of knowledge.

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I live only an hour south of downtown Chicago, and the city is beautiful, epic architecture, great music, and amazing food, the only issue is the gangs in the outlying neighborhoods, but Illinois has some scenic places as well like starved rock, and garden of the gods

Chicago AKA the Windy City is a nice place to be. A lot of job opportunities right by Lake Michigan and has the 2nd tallest building in the world.

if you have to live in this country do it in Illinois - Queen-aholic

Chicago is my favorite city - Ajkloth

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The land of cheese and beer, need I say anymore, where else can you expeirance all types of weather in four days?

Cold winters and great cheese! Friendly people and so many friendly people.

Wisconsin is beautiful and the people are friendly, places like Ashland, Bayfield, LaCrosse, And the dells are awesome, good food as well

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11North Carolina

Friendly people, fairly cold winters, and hot summers. Pepsi was invented in North Carolina and so was airplanes. Great beaches, and lots of things to do!

Mountains, Foothills, Beaches, Fantastic Food, Our State Magazine, face it... North Carolina has it all.

Charlotte is the place to be!
I have almost spent 1 day here!

The best state to live in!

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Where else could you find beautiful scenery and rivers? Maine! Friendly people, quiet, and beautiful.


Washington. You can find a happy medium for all. As far as the person who disputed the 60s weather and said they lived there for 18 years and is sucked? Does that mean you lived in every part?


Lakes, mountains, cold winters and chilly summers, and kind people. Awesome!


Cedar Point is one of the greatest amusement parks I've ever been to, Cincinnati is a great city, and the whole state is just a beautiful place

Ohio has every thing really cars the first person to step on the moon everyone is an idiot.

They have rebelled against the government and failed 5 times. - MaxAttaxSportz

Cold winters, sunny summers, and so many things to do and friendly people!

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Lots of snow. Oregon has the best rain and gardens. It's great!

I am from Oregon but I now live in Texas. Oregon is awesome ith fresh air huge trees and large hills


This state is the most beautiful, underrated state. Great people, great services, it"s the American dream.

I may go there to see my 63 year old aunt.

What is Virginia doing on this list? This state is the WORST! Rude people, Ghetto, and this place is disgusting. The only good thing about Virginia is Bucsh Gardens. that's IT.


There would be no Washington DC if it were not for Maryland. It may not be the best state ever, but it is an extremely important one.

Maryland is the best state, not California! - dsamba1062

Maryland rocks the most, not California!

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Tennessee is awesome. I just think woke people are to lazy to come to Tennessee. Tennessee is fabulous. - ninja122710

Tennessee is the best state ever


Uh... Have you seen our National Parks. That's right. Utah has everything from the best snow on Earth, to beaches by our Great Salty lake. We get wonderfully warm summers and beautiful white Christmas's. Yeah. Utah is the best ever!

We are the best. How is Nebraska better than Utah? Can anyone answer me this question? The answer to that riddle is no.

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